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Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:00pm.

A deeper look behind the day's top stories

KBOO News In Depth is a daily in-depth interview or feature on a story of significant interest to our listening audience.  These pieces focus on local, national or international issues that reflect KBOO's values of peace, justice, democracy, human rights, multiculturalism, environmentalism, freedom of expression or social change.

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Interview with the Director of Homelessness Research and Action Collaborative at PSU

Airs at: Thu, 09/05/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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38 thousand, That’s the number of people who are without housing in the portland area, in a given year, according to portland state university research. KBOO’s Annette Newell talks to Marisa Zapata, the director of the Homelessness Research and Action Collaborative at PSU.   Read more

Interview with Mosquito Fleet

Airs at: Tue, 09/03/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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Monday afternoon, protesters involved with the activist group Mosquito Fleet gathered on the Columbia River in canoes and kayaks in protest of the Transmountain Pipeline Expansion Project. This project would triple the current capacity of Transmountain, which carries crude ... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Ron Brister and Mikey Neilson

Airs at: Mon, 08/19/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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Our News In Depth guests tonight are Ron Brister and Mikey Neilson of Rose City Comic Con. Ron’s the founder and director, Mikey’s the programming director. And Rose City Comic Con? Well, that just happens to be one of the biggest pop-culture events in the Pacific Northwest... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Elise Schumock

Airs at: Mon, 07/29/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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You’d figure that bringing together books and beer would be a slam dunk, especially in Portland. But we didn’t get our first official bookstore/bar until November of last year. The Rose City Book Pub, located at 1329 NE Fremont, is a godsend for those of us who love to rea... Read more

Interview with Youngest Journalist in the World, Janna Jihad

Airs at: Mon, 07/22/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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KBOO host McKenzie Beard interviews 13 year old, Janna Jihad, the youngest Journalist in the World. Jihad's goal is to spread awareness about the crisis in her hometown Nabi Saleh, Palestine. Here she lives with the daily impact of war, bombings and Israeli occupation.  Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall

Airs at: Mon, 07/01/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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If you’re a fan of the classic film Bonnie and Clyde – -- you know the outlaw couple didn’t make it out alive. At least in real life. But an Oregon writing couple have revived the infamous lovers in a trilogy of historical fiction, that asks the question: What if Bonnie an... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Jerry Chrisman, John Campbell, Karyn O'Bryant

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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Back in the Golden Age of Radio, even before KBOO, in fact, even before Ira Glass, there was a short-lived, though influential network, called the Tesla Broadcasting Company. They did things differently than the big networks at the time – the Columbia Broadcasting Systems a... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: David Koff and John Pirruccello

Airs at: Mon, 06/03/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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For tonight’s News In Depth segment, we welcome back one of our favorite guests -- David Koff, Artistic Director of Portland’s Fake Radio. Portland is home to a thriving radio theater community, and Fake Radio is one of the very best! The troupe will be celebrating the 70th... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Felicity Fenton

Airs at: Mon, 05/20/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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Our News In Depth guest today is Felicity Fenton, author of the book User Not Found, from Portland’s Future Tense Books. User Not Found is a long-form essay about Felicity’s attempt to withdraw from the Internet, especially social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter,... Read more

How To Change Your Mind: Conversation With Michael Pollan

Airs at: Tue, 05/14/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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Bestselling author Michael Pollan talks with KBOO reporter Doug McVay about psychedelic therapy, psilocybin mushrooms, and Pollan's book How To Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcend... Read more